The youngster has been rewarded with a new deal after impressing this season.
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce believes injury problems plagued his time at West Ham United.
The 26-year-old has not played for the Owls since September due to a hernia injury.
HITC Sport understands that the Premier League outfit have fended off interest from elsewhere to land the talented teenager.
Brad Smith was one of few bright sparks during a dull 0-0 draw in Switzerland.
HITC Sport understands that the teenager has spent time on trial with the Championship outfit.
The 23-year-old Swansea City midfielder stacks up well against the Manchester City man.
Warburton seems unfazed by Hibs' excellent run of form, and how it may dent Rangers' title hopes.
The 18-year-old started his first game against Monaco yesterday.
The Hammers have started well under Slaven Bilic and are targeting the top six and beyond.
From Moyes to mouse. After getting rid of their former manager last season, Manchester United must now get rid of a mice infestation at Old Trafford.
Crystal Palace are reportedly moving closer to a deal for Bolton Wanderers playmaker Lee Chung-yong.
After short spells at Celtic, Bristol City, Leeds, Plymouth and in non-league football, the left-back is hoping to secure a move back to London.